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Road-legal racing that takes place in a modified-production car or a hand-built car. Races are point-to-point rather than on circuits; they can have several stages and can be won by time, speed, and/or both. This category includes drivers, teams, cars, point standings, and more.

Asked in Auto Racing, NASCAR, NASCAR Drivers Teams and Sponsors

What does NASCAR mean?

National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) NASCAR stands for National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing. A mechanic from Atlanta named Red Vogt came up with the acronym and the name. Red Vogt was the mechanic for Red Byron, NASCAR's first champion. He owned a garage on Hemphill avenue in Atlanta where moonshiners running shine from Dawsonville, GA into Atlanta could get their cars "supped up" to outrun law enforcement. The owner of Red Byrons car was Raymond Parks a known...
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Asked in Power Steering, Auto Racing, Formula One

Do formula 1 cars have power steering?

As per the Formula 1 website 2012/08/04: " Power steering systems are allowed, but these must not be electronically controlled or powered. Four-wheel steering is forbidden. The car's steering wheel, steering column and steering rack all have to pass an FIA impact test." ...
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Asked in Auto Racing, Formula One

What happens if formula 1 drivers champion ship is a tie?

If there is a tie, the driver that has won the most races in the year is named the champion. If there is a tie for number of wins, the driver with the most second place finishes is named the champion. If there is a tie for wins and number of second place finishes, the driver with the most third place finishes is named the champion. The tie breaker rules work their way down the finishing order until the tie is broken. Going into...
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Asked in Auto Racing, NHRA

What does sandbagging means in drag racing?

It means that a driver gets way ahead of the other car, and lets off of the throttle before the finish line, thus running a slower time, than capable. The advantage is a quicker car, racing a slower one. ...
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Asked in American Cars, Auto Racing, Sprint Car Racing

What is the fastest car made in the United states?

the fastest car made in america is the SSC Ultimate Aero supercar
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Asked in Auto Racing, Celebrity Fan Contact Information, Gordon Brown, Zayn Malik

Does Robby Gordon have an email address for fans?

Click on the 'Robby Gordon Fan Club' link on this page to go to his website. ...
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Asked in Cars & Vehicles, Auto Racing

What colour cars go the fastest?

black or red because those are the most common colors in sports cars
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Asked in Cars & Vehicles, Auto Racing, Formula One

How much does a race car clutch cost?

Average road racing clutches range anywhere from $350 to $600+. These clutches differ from drag racing clutches though. And the average F1 clutch style ranges from $500 to well over $1000 without a flywheel going with it. ...
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Asked in Auto Racing, NASCAR

Who was the first black female race car driver?

To date, I don't think there's been one. However, the first woman to drive in NASCAR was Janet Guthrie, and the first black man to drive was Wendell Scott. You see, there is no formula one for women. ...
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Asked in Auto Racing, NASCAR

What was the longest time of a NASCAR race?

Most likely the Coca-Cola 600 which can lasts 4+ hours.
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Asked in Cars & Vehicles, Auto Racing, Formula One

What English race car driver had a car named after him?

Graham Hill did set up his own racing team called Hill racing the year before he died in 1975. (Bruce McLaren was from New Zealand by the way). Frank Williams was previously a racing driver, he currently runs the Williams F1 team. 3 Time F1 world Champion Jackie Stewart previously ran the Stewart F1 team Ken Tyrrell was a British Formula 2 racing driver who previously ran the Tyrrell F1 team ...
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Asked in Auto Racing, NHRA

Why do dragsters have large back wheels?

they are wide and tall for traction, higher and wider tires increases the tire patch(foot print in contact with the track). ...
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Asked in Racing, Auto Racing, Formula One

How tall is Sebastian Vettel?

5 ft something. He's not that tall.
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Asked in Auto Racing, Formula One

Who owns formula one?

Bernie Ecclestone
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Asked in Cars & Vehicles, Auto Racing

What is the fastest speed for a desert car?

if this helps 175 in salt flats. broken by a corvette driven by Jeremy clarckson Additional answer But the answer above does not contain the units. So what is 175? kph, mph, light years per century? ...
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Asked in Auto Racing, NASCAR

When and where was NASCAR started?

The sanctioning body began in December 1947 in Daytona.
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Asked in Auto Racing, Formula One

How many Australian's have won the formula 1 driver's championship?

Through the 2009 F1 season, 2. Jack Brabham in 1959, 1960, and 1966 and Alan Jones in 1980. ...
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Asked in Auto Racing, Formula One, Rally Racing

What countries are Formula 1 races held at?

For the 2011 season, F1 Grands Prix will be held in: Bahrain, Australia, Malaysia, China, Turkey, Spain, Monaco, Canada, Great Britain, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Belgium, Singapore, Japan, Korea, India, Abu Dhabi, Brazil. ...
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Asked in NASCAR, Auto Racing

What is the NASCAR Winston Cup Series now called?

It is now called the Nascar Sprint Cup Series.
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Asked in Auto Racing

How did auto racing originate?

It was inevitable. Once passenger cars were invented, they wanted to see wich car/driver was faster than the other and competed. The 2nd car was built and the 1st guy said my car is faster. The second car was built. You can learn all about the history of auto racing here: http://autoracing.about.com/cs/beginners/a/Historyart1.htm dont forget the 1st guy said my cars faster+ Racing started when moonshiners wanted to get their cantraband liquors to the customer as fast as possible. So naturally moonshiners started to...
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Asked in NASCAR, Auto Racing

What are those striped curbs called on car race tracks?

The red and white striped ones? I've heard them referred to as "bumpers" and "edges." The are also referred to as "rumble strips" as they have uneven paving to alert the drivers that they are on or near the edge of the track, just like the ones you might find on the road or highway. However, most driver's now days simple use them as part of the track instead of the warning system they were designed for! ...
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Asked in Cars & Vehicles, Auto Racing, Chevy Nova

Gasser race cars?

Gasser race care, or simply "gassers," were a class of 1/4-mile drag racers that ran on gasoline as opposed to alcohol or other more exotic fuel such as nitro-methane. The classes for these "gassers" were many and, in the '60's when they were extremely popular, the most well-remembered body style being the '33, '40 or '41 Willys coupe. Bench-engineering in those days leaned toward power more than aerodynamics and, since these cars typically ran between 10-second and 16-second quarter mile times, the...
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